[Linux-aus] spam on the list

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Thu Feb 13 17:17:01 UTC 2003

On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Bret Busby wrote:

> I got another spam today, about the Shezen Sh*t.
> I noticed that the second and third Shezen Sh*t messages were 40K.
> Lists that I administer, allow for setting maximum message size.
> Perhaps, setting maximum message size of 10K, could eliminate those 
> messages, at least.
> 10K appears to be a good maximum message size, and, it encourages 
> pruning and prudent posting.

Just thought that I should add that, in checking, I appear to have not 
received any messages from the list, this month, that were as long as 
10K, that were not filtered off as viral or spam (using the filters that 
I created in PINE).

So, 10K appears to be a useful maximum message length for this list.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of 
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams, 
  published by Pan Books, 1992 

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